Book — 3p.ℓ. [iii]-ivp., 1ℓ. 1-311 p., 1ℓ. front. (port.) illus. 18 cm.
I. America the old.--II. The Silurian beach.--III. The fern forests of the Carboniferous period.--IV. Mountains and their origin.--V. The growth of its continents.--VI. The geological middle age.--VII. The Tertiary age, and its characteristic animals.--VIII. The formation of glaciers.--IX. Internal structure and progression of glaciers.--X. External appearance of glaciers.
General sketch of the early progress in natural history.--Nomenclature and classification.--Categories of classification.--Classification and creation.--Different views respecting orders.--Gradatin amon animals.--Analogous types.--Family characteristics.--The characters of genera.--Species and breeds.--Formation of coral reefs.--Age of coral reefs as showing permanence of species.--Homologies.--Alternate generations.--The ovarian egg.--Embryology and classification.